WINE TASTES BETTER WHEN YOU KNOW MORE ABOUT IT. That’s what the Somm Survival Kits are all about.

This kit: six sparkling wines that way overdeliver. These are each distinctive, awesome, and (as you’ll learn in the video) amazingly useful with particular dishes.

All wines are from family-owned and sustainably/organically farmed estates.

The value of the Somm Kit: INSTANT access to tasting notes, cellar tags, food pairing ideas, articles, links, and a video of sommelier Jason Kallsen tasting through these six wines. Buying the wines through the Somm Kit is cheaper than going to the store and finding them yourself.

Only $12 to buy in (this pays for The Wine Workshop’s work on the project, and is made up through discounts on the wines selected — see here for more explanation), then $98.95 plus tax when you pick up the wines at North Loop Wine and Spirits (or have them delivered or shipped for a small charge).


The Sommelier Survival Kit! Independent sommelier-picked gems of the wine world to keep you stocked up with exciting juice. 

This particular pick:

  • Six wines, a $118 value, for only $98.95 plus tax.
  • NEW! Instant access to detailed tasting notes, maps, cellar tags, and a video of Jason and Angela tasting through and explaining all the wines.
  • Features a bottle each of six sparkling wines that each over-deliver for the price, including:

    • Two amazing Cavas, one a rosé and one a Gran Reserva!
    • A 100% Chardonnay gem from an unexpected location
    • A perfect Prosecco to start off a night
    • A vintage-dated, family produced, sustainably-farmed sparkling Vouvray (100% Chenin Blanc)
    • The perfect real-deal Lambrusco with detailed food pairings demonstrated for you

“Affordable sparkling” is easy to find. “Awesome sparkling” is easy to find. What’s tough is to combine them, but we do it here with this Somm Kit. If you’re at all into sparkling wine, this is a six-pack that you don’t want to miss.

$118 worth of wine for only $98.95 plus tax, exclusively through North Loop Wine and Spirits wine shop in Minneapolis, Minnesota. If you live outside of Minnesota, shipping is often available. If you live in Minnesota and wish to pick up at a different shop, options are often available. Email us for details.

For only $12, you buy into specific picks, which is offset (and then some) by the discounts you receive on the wines. Buying this collection through the Somm Survival Kit is cheaper than going to the store and picking them out yourself, plus you get extensive tasting notes with food pairing ideas, videos, maps, and more.

Questions? Email Jason Kallsen at